Island Base FM: New sister station in Samoa

We are absolutely thrilled to announce Island Base FM, Base FM’s brand new sister station over in Samoa. We will be broadcasting on a full power frequency across all off Samoa on 87.5 FM as well as a live stream via islandbasefm.com and the Base FM phone app worldwide. ‘Base FM...

Base FM at Splore 2019

Our newest (and youngest) Base Fm interviewer Aiko Peseta-Tavai sat down backstage with some of the artist performing at this years Splore festival. Featuring: Afrika Baby Bam – Jungle Brothers, Barry Ashworth, Seanie Tee & Andreas Jensen – Dub Pistols, Jay Double, Nuel Nonso Nwachukwu & Ben McNicoll...

CHURCH & AP ‘Ready Or Not’

Auckland rap duo Church & AP continues their 2018 winning streak with the release of the ‘Ready or Not’ official video, which is our local Eyes Video of the week. With a sound not often found in these shores, the track showcases Church’s ability to use his voice across...

Base FM in Piha, Muriwai and Bethells

Starting off the year right, we are thrilled to announce an additional Base FM frequency out west, catering to our beautiful west coast communities that are Piha, Muriwai & Bethells. Formerly known as Black Sands Radio, this is now the new home of Base FM. You can tune...

Event: Base FM Presents Docktop Sessions

Docktop Sessions with BaseFM Saturday 22rd December 2018 3pm till 9.30pm FREE ENTRY! @ Zane Grey’s The Dock Restaurant & Bar 69 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand 0200 Base FM brings you an afternoon session of beats and treats through to sunset. Docktop sessions will make your head nod, body...

Base FM HQ Live #8 | DIGGY DUPÉ

Auckland rapper Diggy Dupe come into Base FM HQ to chat about his latest project the ‘Island Time’ EP which is the follow up to last year’s K.O.T.I.C. This new five track offering includes nods to Funkadelic and Dr Dre with Trust’ featuring the talents of Rizván and...

Grey Lynn Park Festival 2018 – Line up Announcement!

Auckland city’s own Base FM is set to appear once again this year at Grey Lynn Park Festival 2018. The festivities will include Base DJs blasting tunes from the Base FM stage all day long, as well as a very special, two hour Base FM showcase on the...

EVENT: 10 Years of PSC

10 Years of the same old Ponsonby Social Club and to celebrate they have an extra special long weekend special across both venues (PSC & Ante Social) from September 26th – September 29th. Wednesday 26th September PSC – Standup comedy with Rodrigo Capella (Brazil) followed by DJ Andy JV...

Talking Points: CHE FU ‘Navigator’ with DJ SCIZZORHANDS

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Ian Beatmaster Wright Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: August 2018 Guest reviewer: DJ SCIZZORHANDS  Featured release: CHE FU ‘Navigator’ Released: 2001 Featured track #1: MISTY FREQUENCIES Featured track #2: THE MISH Featured track #3: FADE AWAY DJ SCIZZORHANDS:...

Talking Points: LORD ECHO ‘Melodies’ with SCOTT TOWERS

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Murry Sweetpants Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: May 2018 Guest reviewer: SCOTT TOWERS Featured release: LORD ECHO ‘Melodies (1st Album)’ Released: 2010 https://lordecho.bandcamp.com/album/melodies-1st-album Featured track #1: RHYTHM 77 Featured track #2: THAT’S RIGHT Featured track #3: SWORD CANE...

Talking Points: SORCERESS (Funkommunity) ‘Chequered Thoughts’ with GENE RIVERS

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Murry Sweetpants Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: May 2018 Guest reviewer: GENE RIVERS Featured release: SORCERESS (Funkommunity) ‘Chequered Thoughts’ Released: 2012 https://sorceressmusic.bandcamp.com/album/chequered-thoughts-funkommunity Featured track #1: THE LIGHT Featured track #2: DANDILLION Featured track #3: START AGAIN GENE RIVERS...

Carmen Jones Eatery & Bar (Winter Menu)

The winter days and nights are upon us, so what better way to spend them but with a hot mulled wine and some amazing food in front of a roaring fire. Carmen Jones, a café/restaurant with an interior straight out of Havana, has one foot in the old...

Death of DAB in NZ

  We regret to inform our digital loving Baseheads that the very successful 11-year trial of Digital Audio Broadcasting or DAB technology in New Zealand is coming to an end.   The Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment (MBIE) has ordered Kordia to wrap up its trial by...

Portland Live Sessions: ANNA CODDINGTON & JULIA DEANS

Base FM in association with The Portland Public House Presents: The Portland Live Sessions. In this latest episode of Base FM Portland Live Sessions series Dylan C has a kōrero with Anna Coddington & Julia Deans about what they’ve been up to lately, past collaborations, and future projects....

VILLETTE ‘Mind (acoustic)’

This week’s local eyes video of the week is Villette‘s acoustic version of  “Mind”. Written and performed by Villette with guitar by Rhys Levi. After the release of her debut mixtape ‘Drip Crimson‘ in December 2017 Villette, the producer and singer looks to start the year off in style...

Event: VILLETTE at Leigh Sawmill (17 March)

Base FM in association with Madcap present Villette at Leigh Sawmill Support from Rizván, Dylan C & friends Saturday 17 March Earlybird tickets available now from $10 +b.f from www.eventbrite.co.nz VILLETTE https://twitter.com/villettedasha https://www.facebook.com/iamvillette https://www.instagram.com/villettedasha Villette is a one-woman band. Not only does she sing, she’s also a producer,...